Inspired by Fulham’s whitewash of QPR last weekend the Cutter looks back at five derby tonkings.

Sunderland 1 – Newcastle United 6 (Dec 26th 1955)

Jackie Milburn and co well and truly stuffed their rivals to give the Geordie nation a dream Christmas. Only an injury to Bobby Mitchell with half an hour left prevented Newcastle from rubbing further salt into the wounds.

Though the scoreline was humiliating for the Wearsiders there was no shame to succumb to a great Toon side that had won the FA Cup months earlier for the third time in five years and contained such legends as Milburn and Len White.

Everton 0 – Liverpool 5 (6th Nov 1982)

When Ian Rush secured his place in Merseyside derby folklore with an incredible four-goal haul. The ‘tached ferret would go on to torment his neighbours a further twenty-one times to beat Dixie Dean’s scoring record.

Everton had defender Glen Keely sent off late on but by then the damage was already done.

Manchester City 5 – Manchester United 1 (Sept 23rd 1989)

‘Early cross…chance at the far post. Hinchcliffe. That’s just marvellous stuff. It’s a dream day for Manchester City’.

Still gives me goosebumps twenty-two years later.

Spurs 5 – Arsenal 0 (Apr 4th 1983)

Four years earlier Spurs had been trounced by the same scoreline – also at the Lane – so there was more than an element of revenge about this rout. The Arsenal defending was so poor the Guardian reported ‘Often as not Brazil, Falco and Archibald merely had to queue up in predatory fashion to await the next mistake’.

Ipswich 1 – Norwich City 5 (Apr 22nd 2011)

The Canaries were chasing promotion while Ipswich’s was all-but-over but really there’s no excuses for this blue murder.  Town were hapless and haphazard and were ruthlessly torn apart from the start in this Agriculturo Classico.